Spooks, scares, and screams – oh my! For many of us here at Powers Family and Implant Dentistry, we love getting a little frightened for Halloween. It’s all in good fun! But it’s never OK to be afraid of smiling. If you have stained, gapped, too short, misaligned, cracked, or chipped teeth, you might not like showing your smile to anyone. That’s why we offer dental veneers in Lyons.
If you’re self-conscious about your smile, you might keep your teeth closed when you smile for photos. Maybe you even hesitate before talking to someone you don’t know, or even coworkers you do know.
Take a look below at some of the benefits you can expect from dental veneers. If you’re interested in learning more, call us at 812-645-0620 for a free consultation.
Veneers are customized, versatile restorations that fit over the front of your teeth. They look like natural teeth but without any flaws. They have incredible benefits that make them one of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments – and one of the most common among celebrities who need perfect-looking teeth. Here are a few reasons why.
1. One Quick Treatment to Cover All Flaws
One of the most amazing things about veneers is that you can hide all your flaws with one treatment. Not only that, but most patients need only two appointments. We’ll consult with you, take impressions to custom-make them, and then fit them over your teeth at the next appointment.
If you want veneers for just one tooth you don’t like, we might recommend covering the tooth or teeth beside it for a seamless look. If you don’t like the way several teeth look, we can cover all the teeth that show in your smile for a flawless appearance.
2. Easy Care
Other than what you do to take care of your natural teeth, there’s nothing special you need to do to take care of veneered teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Make sure you come in twice a year for your routine cleanings here, and we’ll polish them to a beautiful luster. If you have a habit of chewing ice, chewing hard candy, or using your teeth to tear open containers, you’ll want to avoid doing that with veneers so you don’t chip them. (You shouldn’t do that with your natural teeth, either!)
3. Stain Resistant
Veneers are typically made of porcelain, known for its beauty and strength. Porcelain is also great at resisting stains, more so than natural teeth. Your veneers will stay bright in your smile for years, unlike the temporary brightness you acheive from teeth whitening.
4. Less Invasive
Crowns are another restoration that covers flaws, but they aren’t always necessary. We prefer taking the converative route that offers the best results, and veneers fit the bill in many cases. Instead of reshaping your entire tooth for a crown, we can cover just the front by bonding a veneer to your tooth.
We intentionally choose veneers materials that last years. Most people can expect their veneers to last a decade or so if they take care of their teeth, but we have many patients whose veneers last quite a bit longer, sometimes two decades or more.
6. Beneficial for Health
As a protective surface that we bond to your teeth, veneers cover chips and cracks and prevent them from growing. This means they repair minor damage and prevent future damage, improving your overall oral health.
Teeth veneers offer long-lasting benefits with a minimal time investment. The best part, of course, is that you no longer have to be afraid to smile. You’ll actually love showing off your smile, and, like many of our patients, you’ll appreciate the compliments!
Call Powers Family and Implant Dentistry at 812-645-0620 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the life-changing benefits of dental veneers. Been told veneers aren’t right for you? Ask for a free second opinion.